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The Law Society Group Gender Pay Gap Report

This report covers the statutory gender pay reporting for the Law Society Group. The report details the combined results of the Law Society and Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), which are one legal entity but operate independently. The Law Society is the independent professional membership body for solicitors in England and Wales. The SRA is the regulatory body for solicitors in England and Wales.

At a glance - gender pay gap report

The gender pay gap is defined as the difference between the mean or median hourly pay rate that female and male colleagues receive.

The mean pay gap is the difference between hourly earnings for women and men, taking the sum of all hourly rates divided by the total number of women or men in the sample.

The median pay gap is the difference between the midpoints in the ranges of hourly earnings between men and women. It takes all salaries in the sample, lines them up in order from lowest to highest, and picks the middle-most salary.

Archived gender pay gap reports

NOTE: This report has been amended in February 2019. The initial 2017 report as published in 2018, in line with statutory timelines, did not factor in salary sacrifice deductions. The Group has now revised the calculations to include salary sacrifice deductions. This has adversely impacted the gender pay gap figures, because more female than male employees take up salary sacrifice arrangements.